Levain Bakery

A stellar reputation is hard to earn in New York, but one bite of a famous Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookie and you'll be singing its praises along with its other fans. The massive sconelike cookies come in four flavors, with a barely baked doughy center. While you're there, try a warm sourdough roll stuffed with dark chocolate and a crackly sugar-topped blueberry muffin.